Jerry Brown Concedes to Latino Group: ‘You Never Keep Control Forever’

“The power you represent is growing and it is growing in very important ways,” Gov. Jerry Brown told hundreds of Latino elected officials from across the country at a conference in San Diego. With the aid of Jerry Brown’s signature, that power has resulted in new laws giving illegal aliens drivers licenses, scholarships and the right to practice law.

The Los Angeles Times reported that on Thursday, Brown met with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Astonishingly, in what sounded mostly like a concession speech, the governor said “The Mexicans threw out the Spanish around 1815, and then, of course, the gringos threw out the Mexicans in 1846, or 1848… But the point is, you never keep control forever.”

Brown explained to the audience his reasoning for giving a greater share of our financial resources to Hispanics. 

“The school district gets more money based on the number of non-English-speaking families that have their children in our schools,” Brown said. “Because it’s not really justice to treat unequals equally. You have to do more to be able to create that opportunity and that pathway for those families that are not having the same skill of speaking English as others.”

Introducing the governor at the conference was liberal State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) who praised Jerry Brown as governor and he voiced the spirit of Hispanics in California. 

“It’s true we keep coming, and we have in Gov. Brown someone who embraces us when we keep coming,” Padilla told the audience.


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